"Edited:" date search

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#1

I am a bit confused by the edited: dates search operator. The onscreen tip in the search box states:

edited:date range (e.g. 4d, -1w, 2m).

I have some problems:

  1. The example given shows 2m, but how can one search into the future for an edit?
  2. The help says something about 24h not being same a 1d, so I would expect -1d to only show edits made yesterday. Is there a way to do that? I would like to review the changes made yesterday only, (similar to workflowy daily summary).
  3. Is there a way to search for a date range in the past for changes, e.g. previous week, or a particular date?

#2

I think i may have found the solution :grinning::

edited:0d seems to be items edited today.
-edited:0d seems to be items not edited today.

Therefore -edited:0d edited:-1d gives the items edited yesterday.

Am I right?


#3

It’s possible to search, but you won’t find any. It’s just our date range system for consistency ("-" means in the past and no “-” means in the future).

Not exactly. edited:-1d means since a day ago until now, so if you only want stuff from yesterday, you have to exclude today.

Theoretically that’s right. If it doesn’t work that way it might be a bug.

No directly, you’d have to do something like edited:-2w -edited:-1 to achieve it. Doesn’t support particular dates either right now.


#4

I know this is an old thread, but can I request that a couple date search examples be added to the Search operators reference page? I wasted a bit of time finding these examples before I could figure out how I was getting the date search syntax wrong.

Not critical, but examples always help a lot. The syntax for date searching was troublesome for me.


#5

I see, thanks for the feedback.

Was the little graph at the end of the document helpful, at least?


#6

Sorry for the late reply, but yes, the graph at the end was extremely helpful! I think I get the concept behind the date search.

I was just having trouble with the specific format for a DATE or DATE Range.

I think an example or two of specific DATE searches would make that clear.